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Photo of Ta Van and Lao Chai (Sapa trekking) Photo of Sapa: Sa seng, Hao Thao, Hang da village Photo of Sapa-Lao Chai-Ta Van
  • near Xóm Một A, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    7.15mi
    Elevation +
    1585f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo of Sapa: Sa seng, Hao Thao, Hang da village Photo of Sapa: Sa seng, Hao Thao, Hang da village Photo of Sapa: Sa seng, Hao Thao, Hang da village

    Nice trail in total. Two mountain tops. 3 villages. We had a guide but due to my trail you do not really need one. What you need though is a ride back to sapa. We should have had a mini bus but it was full so we had to ...

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  • Sapa-Lao Chai-Ta Van

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    near Xóm Hai, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    5.71mi
    Elevation +
    1017f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Sapa-Lao Chai-Ta Van Photo of Sapa-Lao Chai-Ta Van Photo of Sapa-Lao Chai-Ta Van

    Physically easy but technically moderate due to mud. Very slippery and you may need to ford some streams... But amazingly beautiful!!! There may be easier alternatives in some parts of the trek. You can probably do this...

    És una ruta similar a la més turística. Pero te alguns desviaments que són molt millors que la ruta normal. Hi ha algun ...
    polpedrico
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  • Sapa 2 days tour

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    near Thôn Dao, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    15.81mi
    Elevation +
    5545f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Sapa 2 days tour Photo of Sapa 2 days tour Photo of Sapa 2 days tour

    Incredible trekking around Sapa Town, Vietnam, with local guide from a local company, Sapa O'Chao. Super higly recommended! 2 days tour around Sapa mountains and rice fields guided by a local using small paths and non to...

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  • Nhiu Co San trekking

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    near Nìu Cò San Chai, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    3.29mi
    Elevation +
    1198f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Nhiu Co San trekking Photo of Nhiu Co San trekking Photo of Nhiu Co San trekking

    Nhiu co san is the number 4th worth to trek in Viet Nam. High 2965 need 2 days 1 night trek. You dont need to bring camping equipments . There are "Láng" ( Lang is the wooden house of the local poeple build for trekker s...

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  • Chu Yang Sin Summit - 2422m

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    near Buôn Ja Ea Kuăt, Đắk Lắk (Vietnam)
    Distance
    12.36mi
    Elevation +
    6339f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of Chu Yang Sin Summit - 2422m Photo of Chu Yang Sin Summit - 2422m Photo of Chu Yang Sin Summit - 2422m

    Machete: highly recommended basecamp: Chùa Phước Lâm monastery's monk are super nice, you can stay there and they can hold your stuff during the climb. The rumor said that the trail to the summit had been closed down...

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  • Sapa Cat Cat

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    near Sa Pá, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    3.31mi
    Elevation +
    1043f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 3.5
    Photo of Sapa Cat Cat Photo of Sapa Cat Cat Photo of Sapa Cat Cat

    Circular walk from Sapa through the Hmong village of Cat Cat and Tien Sa waterfall. From Sapa the track go down to the bottom of the valley where the village and the waterfall are located. Much of the path runs between H...

    Paseo por un montaje de seudopueblo étnico (de poco o ningún interés), y con entrada de pago... (por desgracia, por lo q...
    Mick19
    Se debería advertir que había que pagar por entrar. Por lo demás, correcto
    chinchillaberet
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  • Ban Khoang -Phin Ho-Ta Phin

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    near Can Hồ Dưới, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    6.15mi
    Elevation +
    1808f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Ban Khoang -Phin Ho-Ta Phin Photo of Ban Khoang -Phin Ho-Ta Phin Photo of Ban Khoang -Phin Ho-Ta Phin

    You can probably do this tour by yourself, but I strongly recommend hiring a local guide. It will improve your experience, help your contacts with locals, and you will be contributing to the local economy instead of just...

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  • Dong Van 2 days hike

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    near Thị Trấn Đồng Văn, Hà Giang (Vietnam)
    Distance
    27.83mi
    Elevation +
    6919f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Dong Van 2 days hike Photo of Dong Van 2 days hike Photo of Dong Van 2 days hike

    Nice hike with amazing views on fields terraces and chinese mountains. I would recommand to skip the ascension of Si Phai Mount at the beginning of the hike (the view is nice but it is still a view on Dong Van and views ...

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  • Un-named summit at 1309m

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    near Plei Kueng, Gia Lai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    15.72mi
    Elevation +
    4278f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Un-named summit at 1309m Photo of Un-named summit at 1309m Photo of Un-named summit at 1309m

    Local authority: Gonna try to stop you Machete: Is a must If like me you are a foreigner, I need to warn you that the local authority of the region (Kông Chrô) are pretty paranoid about foreigner camping and roaming ...

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  • Ba Be Lake 3 days hike

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    near Bắc Ngòi, Bắc Kạn (Vietnam)
    Distance
    33.44mi
    Elevation +
    7552f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Ba Be Lake 3 days hike Photo of Ba Be Lake 3 days hike Photo of Ba Be Lake 3 days hike

    Beautiful views all along the way. Path across villages and fields. Nice and quite homestay by a Zao family, perfect to read and write (hot shower, no wifi) First day : Walk from Ba Bê to Nha Nghe. I took a longer way ...

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  • near Trung Trang, Hải Phòng (Vietnam)
    Distance
    9.98mi
    Elevation +
    1266f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 3.67
    Photo of One day trek through Cat Ba national park Photo of One day trek through Cat Ba national park Photo of One day trek through Cat Ba national park

    Independent - (no tour) From the park entrance to the frog lake : lots of ups and downs in the shade (forest) but no difficulties in the way - easy to find and often cobbled - apart from deshydratation (humid and very...

    One the best activities to do at Cat Ba island. It was sometimes quite difficult 5 hours long trek through the jungle, b...
    stefooo
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  • Sapa - Ta Van

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    near Xóm Ba A, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    7.25mi
    Elevation +
    692f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Sapa - Ta Van Photo of Sapa - Ta Van Photo of Sapa - Ta Van

    This route starts from Sapa and goes through the forrest and rice fields with scenic views. Note: the first 100 meters are messed up, please start where the path leaves the road.

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  • near Tả Van Đáy, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    5.69mi
    Elevation +
    1066f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Ta Van - loop (waterfall & remote village) Photo of Ta Van - loop (waterfall & remote village) Photo of Ta Van - loop (waterfall & remote village)

    Nice loop to the waterfall and a remote village. Way back is through ricepaddy's and along the river. Begin is difficult to find (feels like jumping in to someones garden), but so nice to do. In the and you can cross the...

    Really nice & adventurous trail although sometimes the actual way is difficult to find. We weren’t able to cross the riv...
    Moritz Schuchmann
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  • Si Phai Mountain Village

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    near Thị Trấn Đồng Văn, Hà Giang (Vietnam)
    Distance
    5.87mi
    Elevation +
    1526f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Si Phai Mountain Village Photo of Si Phai Mountain Village Photo of Si Phai Mountain Village

    Easily accessible via an old road walk although downwards route I took a more adventurous track. Downward route not for the feint hearted at sections steep and overgrown. Views at the top made the walk 100% worth it! S...

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  • near Thị Trấn Đồng Văn, Hà Giang (Vietnam)
    Distance
    12.05mi
    Elevation +
    1991f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Awesome day hike with Aladdin’s cave Photo of Awesome day hike with Aladdin’s cave Photo of Awesome day hike with Aladdin’s cave

    Amazing hike south of dong van - not too physically challenging but amazing views and a surprise giant cave we were able to stroll into :) - think it was being prepared as a tourist attraction. Most of the paths well pav...

    The hike is really amazing. The landscapes are very beautiful, and it passes through several little hamlets. For the cav...
    TREGOUET Aymeric
    Awesome!!
    Patrick Herr
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  • Dong Van 3hours hike

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    near Thị Trấn Đồng Văn, Hà Giang (Vietnam)
    Distance
    6.02mi
    Elevation +
    1634f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Dong Van 3hours hike Photo of Dong Van 3hours hike Photo of Dong Van 3hours hike

    Hike with nice viewpoints I took me 3 hours including the stops for drinking, eating and taking pictures

    It is a very nice short hike in this amazing region of Vietnam. You will cross very small villages with no tourists. A f...
    Balep
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  • The trail of a lifetime

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    near Làng Bang, Thanh Hóa (Vietnam)
    Distance
    6.96mi
    Elevation +
    1089f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of The trail of a lifetime Photo of The trail of a lifetime Photo of The trail of a lifetime

    The trail starts at civilization and takes you along a path flanked by cloud capped mountains, through pristine villages, up steep wooded forests, across a stream and eventually back to civilization. A trail that you’ll ...

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  • Sa Pá Off road!

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    near Sa Pá, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    5.41mi
    Elevation +
    1460f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 2.33
    Photo of Sa Pá Off road! Photo of Sa Pá Off road! Photo of Sa Pá Off road!

    Avoid the entrance fee to Cat Cat! This route takes you through a tiny village and some rice farms, past paddies and water buffalo, and down to a river. We walked along the river barefoot and climbed up a little further ...

    This is anything but off road and takes you straight to cat cat. Don’t bother.
    jonathan1344
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  • Ta Van valley loop

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    near Tả Van Đáy, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    6.06mi
    Elevation +
    971f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Ta Van valley loop Photo of Ta Van valley loop Photo of Ta Van valley loop

    Easy loop starting in Ta Van. We did the trek without guide an we didn’t have troubles. The way was easy to follow and there were many people walking on it.

    Very good loop. After a couple of rainning days there was a lot of mud in the bamboo forest part (1 or 1,5 kms) so hikki...
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  • Hanoi Red River Loop

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    near Xóm Pho, Ha Nội (Vietnam)
    Distance
    6.48mi
    Elevation +
    92f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Hanoi Red River Loop Photo of Hanoi Red River Loop Photo of Hanoi Red River Loop

    A pleasant loop that gets you out on the banks (well actually onto an island) of the Red River, where there are banana groves, house boats and the odd nudist! The hike starts from the Long Bien Bridge designed by Gustave...

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  • near Xóm Ba A, Lào Cai (Vietnam)
    Distance
    15.76mi
    Elevation +
    3383f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Sapa-CatCat-Lao chai-Ta van-waterfall-Sapa Photo of Sapa-CatCat-Lao chai-Ta van-waterfall-Sapa Photo of Sapa-CatCat-Lao chai-Ta van-waterfall-Sapa

    Hiking from Sapa to ta van. Beautiful landscape crossing rice fields. 1: in our opinion cat cat is totally unnecessary. Is more like a folk market than a village; tourist trap. 2: is easy to follow the track. There are...

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